Style: JapaFrench Collaboration at Uniqlo

A Smashing Smörgåsbord of stylish items at a lower price point

Carinne Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld models a few of her designs

When I was in San Francisco a few years ago there was a long lineup around the corner from Union Square, and ever so curious I had to find out what it was about.  It was the opening of their first UNIQLO location and unfortunately I did not wait to find out what was in store but people were walking out with big bags and bigger smiles on their faces and said there were some awesome deals and steals.

les manteaux

les manteaux

I’m sure I’ll get my chance again because the Japanese fast-fashion retailer (according to reliable sources) is in the process of securing a significant size space at Vancouver’s Metrotown Metropolis in Burnaby.  Two stores are also scheduled to open in Toronto.   I don’t usually go out of my way for a quickie fashion fix however….

And now Carine Roitfeld, global fashion director of Harper’s BAZAAR (my favourite fashion magazine) among many other titles (like former Tom Ford collaborator at Gucci) and a fabulous fashionista in her own right, is getting into the design game.

les foulards

les foulards

Roitfeld partnered with Uniqlo for a 40-piece collection created in collaboration with Naoki Takizawa, design director of the Japanese brand, all for under $200.

les vestes

les vestes

le body - making a comeback?

le body – making a comeback?

Roitfeld explains that she started with the idea of clothes she’d want to wear herself and took it from there. From signature pencil skirts to a leopard coat (fake of course) et beaucoup plus….

Find out what’s hitting Uniqlo stores and Uniqlo.com  on October 29th

It may very well be Parisian Chic for the masses

I don’t mind being a part of that

Photos: harpersbazaar.com

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